Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a road is made.
— Lu Xun.
All my life I’ve walked around solving roadblocks after roadblocks, and I start to think that what I did was enough. I’m busy enough. I get enough clients, I manage to pay the bills and put food on the table. I thought that my life is complete.
But there’s an uncomfortable truth I failed to see. That a path is not simply for walking. Its purpose lies in moving forward and improving oneself. A path that fails to do this is not a path. A path is opened to everyone, but not everyone can have that path. Surviving means going towards a complete life. By going towards a complete life means we are all incomplete lives.
This year. 2015. I want to start every day with a though that I didn’t work hard enough. I don’t want to walk the path too comfortably. I don’t want to lie to my self that my life is complete. I will not lose the purpose of the path.
I want to start with a philosophy of Misaeng: An Incomplete Life.
“I’ve never worked hard, so my effort is unused and ultra brand new.”
That journey starts now.
update (couple hours later):
on second thoughts, let’s just live comfortably 🙂
why make things harder than it should? right?